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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 1, 2009 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 09-21-1972

Elbow...glad to see you didn't contract swine fever when you were passing the Houses of P and Wind...;

about 3.9 miles by the way

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 1, 2009 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 09-21-1972


No managed to stay upwind of the Houses.

Actually the day of my walk was the Saturday before the G20 meeting so I was not alone walking the streets of London. I had to wait a few moments as I was trying to get to the National Gallery to see the new Picasso exhibit so the protestors could pass. Interesting protest parade as you had all kinds of people protesting all kinds of things. My favorite scene was when a woman holding a sign about feeding the poor or something like that decided to spit her gum into the sewer. I wondered how all the environmentalists around her felt about that.

The Picasso exhibit is worth the price of admission and it made me think quite a bit about the Grateful Dead. The premise of the exhibit is that even as a teenager he would try to emulate other artists styles and incorporate them into his own, ultimately paying homage to artists that influenced him by re-interpreting their work. In other words he was a "cover band." However his covers were distinctly original and his own. That seemed very much like our favorite "cover band."